l'Heure Bulle
A fundraiser forGRIS-Montréal
Presented byBanque Nationale
Friday, September 20, 2024Grand Quay of the Port of Montreal

The Evening

Join us for a memorable evening benefiting GRIS-Montréal, celebrating its 30th anniversary this year! On September 20, 2024, celebrate at the Grand Quai of the Port of Montreal, with a magnificent view of the illuminated city.

VIPs sought for exclusive perks

The evening will begin with a VIP cocktail, where bubbles and delicious bites will be served in an exclusive atmosphere. VIP guests will have access to reserved areas throughout the night, adding a special touch to this unique experience.

An unforgettable Désorientation Evening

Throughout the night, enjoy an open bar and gourmet stations. Dance to the rhythm of the DJs, admire captivating artistic performances, and prepare for surprises all night long. A silent auction will also be held, offering you the opportunity to bid on a selection of fascinating items while supporting an important cause.

L'Heure Bulle, on the river

This year's theme is L’Heure Bulle, a poetic nod to the blue hour, highlighting our exceptional river destination this year.

Presented by National Bank, this evening promises to be the highlight of Montreal's LGBTQ+ nightlife. Celebrate with us and contribute to an essential mission while enjoying an unforgettable experience.

Dive into L’Heure Bulle and let yourself be transported by an evening where creativity and fun are in the spotlight.

Support GRIS for its 30th anniversary!

By participating in the Soirée Désorientation, you support GRIS-Montréal (Groupe de Recherche et d'Intervention Sociale), a community organization dedicated to demystifying LGBT+ realities in classrooms and various other environments. With a large family of 250 volunteers, GRIS works daily, through testimonials, to promote a more inclusive society. Join our big family and help us build a future more open to diversity.

Sandy Duperval

National Bank, official presenter of Désorientation 2024

At National Bank, our inclusive culture means we work to respect and celebrate what makes each person unique. We fully support members of LGBTQ2+ communities for the past twenty years and work with organizations that promote respect for the human rights of all people, irrespective of their gender identity or sexual orientation. Our commitment to members of LGBTQ2+ communities is expressed through a number of initiatives including adopting the LGBTQ2+ acronym and the new, more inclusive Progress Pride flag, a series of internal testimonials concerning the realities of people who identify as members of LGBTQ2+ communities and organized awareness events on transidentity and gender identity.

Aware of the challenges faced by trans and non-binary people, the Bank is committed to providing them with an inclusive work environment that improves the quality of their everyday work experience. For example, we have established a specific support process for the employees concerned and their managers as well as an onboarding process for trans and non-binary people.

Additionally, the Bank engages with the community through its continued support of the employee resource group, the MOI Network, that promotes a Motivating, Open and Inclusive environment (MOI). Created in 2005, this group represents and supports colleagues who are members of LGBTQ2+ communities and their allies, helping everyone feel free to express their diversity and fostering a healthy, stimulating, inclusive and diverse work environment.

“Just because things are going well for us, doesn't mean they’re going well for everyone. Nonetheless, I am confident that the inclusive initiatives put forward by employee resource groups like ours to address the issues faced by various communities, and especially by trans and non-binary individuals, will have a lasting positive impact on people’s lives. It’s important to look beyond yourself and understand that the same situation can be experienced very differently by different people. Within LGBTQ2+ communities, at work or in our day-to-day lives, we’re all responsible for listening to each other, helping each other out and raising awareness of our own identities and the identities of others.”

Maya Loranger, Account Representative Coordinator Agriculture and member of MOI Network

“The MOI Network employee resource group at the Bank promotes innovative initiatives related to the issues faced by LGBTQ2+ communities and contributes to their success to ensure everyone feels included and is free to express their diversity. Being a member of the MOI Network means making a difference by highlighting the achievements of our communities in terms of rights and celebrating how diversity enriches our society.”

Jean-Philippe Roger, Senior Advisor – Strategy and Risks, Co-Lead of MOI Network

Philippe Dubé, Team Manager – Current Banking Services, Co-Lead of MOI Network

Learn more about our LGBTQ2+ initiatives

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